Farran & Copper Mountain Technologies, globally recognized innovators, with a combined 50 years' experience in RF test & measurement systems, have partnered to create CobaltFx; your new mm-Wave frequency solution.
Farran & Copper Mountain Technologies, globally recognized innovators, with a combined 50 years' experience in RF test & measurement systems, have partnered to create CobaltFx; your new mm-Wave frequency solution.Contact Us
“Colbalt Fx is the first mm-Wave frequency solution that can be built upon either a 9 GHz or a 20 GHz frequency extension compatible VNA. Colbalt Fx’s high dynamic range and directivity allow for highly accurate and stable mm-Wave S-parameter measurements in four dedicated waveguide bands 18-54 GHz, 50-75 GHz, 60-90 GHz, and 75-110 GHz. CobaltFx offers an unparalleled combination of price, performance, flexibility and size.
The VNA’s used in this system are from Copper Mountain Technologies industry leading Cobalt Series. They feature fast sweep speeds down to 10 microseconds per point and a dynamic range of up to 160 dB, all comprised in a compact, USB form factor. CobaltFx can be configured as a two port system with either C4209 or C4220 VNA, or as a 4 port system based on either C4409 or C4420 VNA. All frequency extension compatible Cobalt VNAs work seamlessly with Farran’s mm-Wave FEV frequency extenders.
The extenders are packaged in small and versatile enclosures, that allow for flexible port arrangements with respect to the waveguide. Waveguide ports are manufactured in accordance to the new IEEE 1785 standard and ensure industry best alignment and repeatability of the connection, allowing for long interval times between calibration. The system comes with a precision calibration kit, containing a flush short, offset piece and broadband load and allows for full 12-term port calibration.”
Below are a selection of downloadable technical datasheets with more indepth information on each product within this product family.
Frost & Sullivan Whitepaper
Frequency Extension Heads for Vector Network Analyzers (FEV)
Signal Generator Frequency Extenders (FES)
Frequency Extension Calibration Kits (FEK)
Spectrum and Signal Analyzer Frequency Extension Systems (SAE)
Frequency Extension Noise Figure Analyzers (FBC)
Harmonic Mixers (WHMB)